We visited Enamoured, the new exhibition at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, which features all forms and techniques of enamelling.
Enamelling is an ancient process of image making dating back to the 16th century BC. It is an art and a science, combining glass with minerals and metal at extremely high temperatures to create beautiful and often colourful patterns and images.
Here are a few of our favourites from the exhibition:
Gillie Hoyte Byrom- My Mother on her 90th birthday
Phil Barnes- Floating Material
Jean Wilkinson- Clematis Necklace (this piece uses a technique called Plique à Jour, which allows light to pass through the enamel, much like a stained glass window)
Alexandra Raphael- Fortune Teller’s Cup (this piece uses a technique called Cloisonné where thin pieces of wire create ‘cells’ on the metal surface, enamel is then applied into these cells).
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